"Pop Songs for Ugly People" is the new album by Bizarre Noir Mixed and produced by Scott Radway (former member of Tub Ring, Polkadot Cadaver, & El-creepo) and featuring an ensemble of horns performed by Mark Ortwein of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. 12 New original songs take the listener on a journey into a dark carnival preformed & written by BizarreNoir.
Working with Fire and Steel - Possible Pop Songs Volume Two is the second studio album by English musical group China Crisis.
China Crisis is an English pop/rock band. They formed in 1979 in Kirkby, near Liverpool, Merseyside with a core of vocalist/keyboardist Gary Daly and guitarist Eddie Lundon. Their output was pop music similar in style to that of New Wave but with strong similarities to the post-punk movement of the early 1980s, namely inclusion of a broader range of musical influences and occasional flirtation with political commentary. Throughout their career, China Crisis has seen moderate success in the United Kingdom with ten hit singles between August 1982 and January 1987 and six albums, as well as commercial success in Western Europe, Australia and the Americas.
Eagle Rock Entertainment has just released a DVD of Lindsey Buckingham's Songs From the Small Machine: Live In L.A., which was filmed in high-definition with DTS Surround-Sound, Dolby Digital 5.1, and Dolby Digital Stereo at The Saban Theater in Beverly Hills, California in April 2011. The two-hour, 19-song show will be released on DVD, Blu-ray. Filled with his most beloved songs, including such Fleetwood Mac classics as "Go Your Own Way," "Second Hand News," "Big Love," "Tusk," "I'm So Afraid" and "Never Going Back Again," blended with material from his new album Seeds We Sow, such as "In Our Own Time," "Illumination," "Stars Are Crazy," "That's the Way Love Goes." The DVD and Blu-ray also feature a Buckingham interview. Songs From the Small Machine: Live In L.A. opens with a solo acoustic set that accentuate Buckingham's nimble fretwork and multidimensional voice.
Now That’s What I Call the 1990s focuses on the decade’s second half, splitting its time between pop songs and the alternative music that followed in grunge’s footsteps. Pearl Jam and other hard-edged bands are absent from this compilation; instead, slicker groups like Live (“I Alone”) and Collective Soul (“Shine”) represent the wave of mainstream rock that swept through the Clinton era, with Everclear (“Father of Mine”) and Sublime (“What I Got”) thrown in for good measure. Des’ree’s “You Gotta Be” and New Radicals’ “You Get What You Give” help anchor the album’s pop side, while the inclusion of Edwin McCain’s “I’ll Be” is a reminder that the decade also spawned many an omnipresent wedding song. Ignoring grunge, Euro-dance, and teen pop makes this a narrow-minded compilation, but for those who like the aforementioned songs, Now That's What I Call the 1990s is an easy way to get them all in one place.